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morris. >>> the other big story today, the casey anthony murder trial. after more than a month of testimony, the defense has delivered its closing arguments. today, the prosecution gives its rebuttal and jurors are expected to begin deliberations. jessica stone has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the jury is set to make the decision about whether or not 25-year-old casey anthony is guilty of the murder of her #- year-old daughter that, coming after the -- her 2-year-old daughter, that coming after the prosecution gets a chance to rebut the defense team's closing arguments. prosecutors and defense attorneys went toe to toe on sunday. >> he died because her mother decided the life she wanted was more important. this murder was premeditated and the defendant is guilty. >> this prosecution would raise the level of desperation to make up for that you are lack of evidence. >> reporter: the state called casey anthony a liar who murdered her daughter caylee. maria heal says the prosecutor was methodical and succinct in his close arguments. >> he came right out of the box and tal
. not only the echo chamber but there's the comedy show, there's entertainment which has become a big part of that. chris: and that makes youtube. >> if anyone thinks you're being unfair to sarah palin. >> the only thing i would say is the echo chamber is so constant, so nonstop, if you can hang on for at least a couple of news cycles, there'll be some new storm. chris: but there's still a permanent record to be drawn on. >> but look what happened to sarah palin. if that had happened in 1975, it would have ended her career. in this era, it didn't. chris: we have to talk about barack obama. his approval as president took a 2009 nosedive in the summer of health care town halls. >> you want to be led out of here, you're welcome to go. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. now wait a minute. wait a minute. >> do you all think you're persuading people when you shout out like that? i beg your pardon? you don't trust me? chris: you saw him trying to deal with it but every politician knows how dangerous those moments can be. >> it was out of control. all those clips showed a pol
now. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is
to head down there to watch the big fireworks show and concert tonight. >>> tomorrow congress comes back early from vacation are they making progress on this looming debt deadline. fox 5 morning news continues at 7 right now. >>> what a beautiful picture a live lookout doors on this 4th of july morning. a gorgeous shot looked better than last night when mother nature put on her own show. we are not totally in the clear today good morning i am tony perkens in for steve. >> i am alison seymour good morning for you. yesterday's storms turned deadly a 56-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him riding his bike near mile marker 33 near maryland. >> arlington virginia some residents will spend their holiday cleaning up homes, yards, cars were covered with trees, branches and other debris that came down last night in the storms. >>> in the district the national mall had to be e evacuated thousands were there to watch the dress rehearsal. it went on but had to be closed to the public. >> i grew up in wyoming when they say thunder storm i don't mess around with that. i don't want to be on
with a mini deal, we have a maxi problem. big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. >> reporter: he blasted an idea suggested by some democrats that the u.s. constitution empowers the president to keep on spending even if uncle sam goes over his credit limit. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> here is your first look at some of the other news going on around america today. a violent thunderstorm tore through washington, d.c., yesterday where a 56-year-old cyclist was killed by a falling tree limb. at one point in the afternoon police cleared spectators off the capitol's west lawn where preparations for today's big independence day concert were under way. fortunately the weather cleared up in time for the evening rehearsal. >>> elsewhere across the country, several cities held their fourth of july fireworks display a day early. sparks flew at the annual red, white and blue festival in florida. crowds in kansas city and columbus, ohio, took in an equally awesome spectacle of color. >>> in los angeles, experts were busy setting up what they say will be the fastest
. >> you would have to be insane not to come to the concert. >> there are big names on taft including -- tap including jordin sparks and josh broban. ♪ -- josh groban. ♪ emmy-award winner jimmy smits will host for the third time. he says that is about much more than just the show. >> when you see young people come from places people who have come to keep these things potent in mind -- >> a lot of people aren't expected to show -- are expected to show. there are a lot of things you will need to know. a lot of rhode closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. -- road closures happening throughout the day on the national mall. the parade is at 11:45 this morning. there will be secure areas to go through. the list of what you can and cannot bring is on our website wjla.com. reporting live, brianne carter, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >>> military families will join president obama and his family for a fourth of july celebration at the white house. the independence day celebration on the south lawn will include a barbecue concert and a good view of the fireworks. it is th
of floating short-term or mini deal on the debt ceiling, although it wouldn't be perfect. >> the big problems wouldn't go away. it just delays the moment of truth. i say better now than then but if we can't, we'll take the savings we get now and relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> the white house toughened the language in recent days, criticizing congress and specifically republicans. speaking to the national education association on sunday, vice president biden sounded campaign mode using class war fair argument against the republican -- war warfare argument against the republicans. >> they believe 1% of the wage earners controlling 1% of the wealth is a vehicle to spur economic growth. because those with the wealth know the most that will know best to do with that wealth. >> some republicans have punched back by being critical of the process the white house chose to address the problem including negotiations led by the vice president. we have been waiting on secret talks to somehow settle our problem. but congress is the constitutional place for this to be decided. >> corny
. >> there is the proof. she was big enough and strong enough to open the door. >> there was palpable tension between the prosecution and the defense. at one point the defense called out the prosecutor for laughing at him. the judge immediately stop the proceedings. >> i am beginning to see that order or anything else may not mean a hell of a been to either of you. >> she is also charged with manslaughter and tragedy is pick -- and child abuse. each of them carry a 30-year sentence. if convicted of murder cup -- if convicted of murder, casey anthony could be sentenced to death. >>> i spoke with david mark earlier tonight. thank you for joining us. >> my pleasure. >> a lot of senators are a bit upset that they have to come back on tuesday when they thought they have the week off. but imports and staff. >> there is unfinished business dealing with this debt ceiling it is essentially how much money the government can borrow. if there is not an agreement reached in the next three weeks there is big trouble ahead. the treasury department says that the default is coming. they seem to think that it is imper
and we did receive a report of one fatality. >> pamela, christine here, how big is the area the researchers are searching and what are they dealing with in terms of conditions and weather there? >> the coast guard hasn't left yet. we're waiting for the sun to come up before we conduct a search. when we do, we will conduct a thorough and exhaustive search of the area, we cover hundreds of square miles of water and we'll be doing that as soon as the sun comes up. >> do we know any -- any sense of this vessel, you told us 100 foot fishing vessel, is its weather that caused it to capsize? >> yes, ali. we received a report that they had hit some rough weather on sunday morning and the boat had capsized and sank almost immediately. the vessel was close enough to shore where some people were actually able it to swim to shore and they had to notify authorities when they got on land. >> petty office ser pamela bailen, we'll check in with you later. >>> former serb commander ratko mladic kicked out of court this morning. the judge removing mladic from the chambers after multiple disru
stay cool and play games as they wait for the big show. >> it is 4th of july, independence day and i'm from the city of brotherly love where it all began. >> reporter: not only is baltimore patriotic but your shirt is patriotic. >> right, i'm in a patriotic mood today. >> being out here when the fireworks, it's just so amazing, you see everybody return to being a child. >> i enjoyed the last time i came down with my kids. so i really wanted to be down here again. >> reporter: some arrived early to get the best seat of the house. >> the best place to watch. >> you have a birds eye view, nobody is in front of you to block your view and you see it all. >> reporter: okay now just to give you an idea. people have been coming down all afternoon. there are several police officers who have already aligned themselves all along the harbor walk literally within the last, i want to say 20 minutes, half hour, people have just packed the house here. over here, i don't know how much of this you'll be able to see. but again people just lining up to see the shows and then people taking on the grassy
about today. the jury in the casey anthony murder trial got a big job to do this holiday. deliberations are expected to begin in a few more hours. first, the prosecution has some rebutting to do. the defense claims the state did not prove that case say anthony killed her daughter caylee but they played with the jury's emotions. >> you see the strategy behind that is, is if you hate her, if you think she's a lying, no good slut, then you will start to look at this evidence in a different light. you will start to, oh, wait a minute, maybe i'm seeing something that's not there and start to actually discriminate against her rather than give her the standard that is afforded to each and every citizen in our country. >> the trial in orlando gets under way at 8:30 eastern. the judge warned the jury today will be a long way for them. >>> fox news politics on twitter, someone has clearly hacked the twitter handle. the site is putting up all kinds of insane, inappropriate and untrue tweets about president obama. basically april fool's type stuff that isn't funny. we reached out to fox and twitter
administration owes us a big answer. >> the rob is not everybody agrees as hard as it is for us to believe. the evidence is in the circumstantial, they were his bite marks on her body. the evidence is strong. but the mexican government and there are a lot of people in the international community that are saying, look, we don't think he got a fair trial and there could be u.s. citizens at risk abroad if you don't follow the policy of the treaty. >>guest: see, this is why it is a political issue and not a legal issue and that is why i am outraged. he would not play politics with the death of another kind of person, it had to be a girl and is sex crime. look, here is the issue. we do have a treaty with mexico. but if there was a country where we shouldn't be overly concerned about respecting the treaty rules, it is mexico. they have, in the few years ago, a report was done by the justice department saying mexico is out of line, disrespectful of treaty responsibilities with the united states when it comes to our citizens having legal issues and dilemmas in mexico. what are we doing? why with t
of oil in the area. one of the big issues we have in this area, you have a wonderful fi fish, a trout that happens to be a surface feeder. when they go up to the higher surface of the water, it interacts with the oil and that can cause a lot of damage. very swift moving river. it will help break up the oil, which will make it much easier to disperse. bad and good news mixed in. back to you. >> reynolds, thank you very much. >> you bet. >>> no holiday if you're running for the white house. paul steinhauser is joining us. >> you're working. i'm working. >> they might as well work. >> it's a good day to do it, too. a lot of parades and events. they're going to all those important early voting states. take a look at the map. michele bachman, newt gingrich, rick santorum, where will they be? iowa. mitt romney and jon huntsman will be marching in the same parade in new hampshire. herman cain will be at philadelphia's hall. no holiday at all, as you said, for the presidential candidates, kyra. >>> speaking of the fourth of july, it seems a lot of americans need to go back to school. >> yeah,
, and maria. big congratulations to all of them. >> great to see that. al has the morning off. let's get the weather al has the morning off. let's get the weather from maria la rosa. what's the holiday forecast of you know what, a great july 4th for a lot of people, a typical july day. some showers and thunderstorms expected across the tennessee, ohio valleys, parts of the southeast as well and across the west, lots of sunshine. let's see how it's going to impact fireworks displays tonight. your evening forecast showing a few areas of showers and thunderstorms again in the tennessee southeast, tennessee valley in the southeast, also the northern plains. of course the big shork the macy's fireworks tonight temperatures should be 80 degrees with clear skies. that's a look at weather across the country. here is what you can expect. >> here is the sky over the mall. quite a bit of cloudiness, a little sunshine beginning to break out. by 9:00 near 80 and upper 80s near 90 by midafternoon, a little sun. late afternoon into the evening unfortunately we do the possibility of passing thunderstorm
arrived late sunday. they drew big crowds of well wishers, later this week wrap up their 11-day tour in southern california. >>> asian stock markets picked up today right where they left off on friday with solid gains. the nikkei was up almost 1%, hong kong's hang seng rose rose almost 1.5%. this week wall street's closed for the fourth of july holiday. investors will watch for the job numbers later this week. they'll get an update on how america's factories are doing. >>> americans celebrate independence day in lots of different ways. one of the many for families is a trip to a nearby state park. several states have budget problems these days and money for parks is often among the first things cut. kendis gibson reports. >> reporter: for the past decade brian, julianne and their kids have been coming to mcgrath state beach, a state park north of los angeles, but this may be their last independence holiday here. the park is slated to close in september. do you feel you're losing a family member? >> we do. this is our favorite spot. i feel safe here. it's great for families. >> report
that for us. so it is going to be a big change for some folks. >> stillson always dreamed of being a launch director. no woman has ever held that job. but for now, nasa has nothing for her to launch. back on-board -- >> let's take a look. >> -- crawl about 12 feet. i'm going to drag these cables in, too. on the other end is the shuttle's cargo bay, spacious enough to hold a school bus. over the 39 flights of "discovery," dozens of astronauts in space suits have been at this exact vantage point waiting to step out to repair a satellite or build the space station. >> grab the hand-hold here and then just keep coming, put a hand up here, and can you pull yourself right on up. >> we're climbing the ladder to the flight deck. in the weightlessness of space you'd just float your way up. i'm allowed the privilege of the commander's seat. there's a lot of buttons here. i guess i shouldn't touch. >> john, here we are on the flight deck of "discovery." the commander sits in the left seat. the pilot sits in the right seat. >> the windows are covered with sun shields. >> there's three window panes. the
. the big problems will not go away. >> he blasted an idea that the u.s. constitution and powers the president to keep on spending, even if all goes sam goes over his credit limit 0--e ven if uncle sam goes over his credit limit. >> democrats the president obama will use the constitutional clause to continue to pay the nation's debt. issues like the debt ceiling are bound to be tweeted to the president in a town hall. this wednesday the white house will address citizens through twitter. the current white house account has more than 2 million twitter followeres. and the president is not the only one region . vice-president joe biden is working to gain the support of educators nationwide. the vice president spoke at the end of a convention of the national education association today. members of the nea will vote tomorrow on whether the union will endorse president obama for re-election. the union's endorsement is a vital and he took a swing at republicans to make his case. >> the new republican party has undertaken the most direct assault on labor, not just in my lifetime but witho
. family members get discounted tickets check out their website for more information. >>> another big story, parades today, paralysis tomorrow. >> senate cuts 4th of july vacation short and heads back to work tomorrow with the nations debt deadline less than a month away, doug luzader on capitol hill with the story. >> reporter: congress is on vacation today but may be detune bore crating behind the scenes. celebrations and fireworks in congress' backyard last night the atmosphere here if washington is about to change. president obama didn't have any public appearances over the weekend, as he headed back to the white house from camp david but vice president biden was sent out to fire up the nations largest teachers union in chicago. >> folks, we've got to wake up, it should be no surprise, the same people opposed funding communitycolleges, so they can retrain workers for specific companys in their communities are for incentives for the same companies who want to ship jobs overseas. >> it is part of the democrats drum beat of attack on republicans as the nation edges closer to august 2nd deb
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall as fast as i could go. and it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. >> reporter: back live showing you one of the examples of power issues. as for the dress rehearsal for the concert, it went on as planned. but without an audience. capitol police trying to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution because of the uncertain weather. >> don't want to take chances. bob barnard thank you. >>> a fire at a church sent one firefighter to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt battling the flames here in marvin chapel methodist church. flames were seen shooting through the roof when emergency crews arrived. they believe a lightning strike is responsible for starting the fire. we spoke with several people who said yes, our church is small, but has a large impact in the community. >> i'm hoping that we will rebuild, and serve the community. and i'm sure we will. we don't giver up easily. >> ma
are too big to fail, and that policy has failed. but the one thing that will not fail, for it is to majestic to ever letdown lady liberty, is you, the sovereign american people. [cheers and applause] through your hard work in your principal devotion to bequeathing to your children a better america, have no doubt that we will restructure the government for the future so that it is citizen-driven. we will restructure the wall street banks so we can grow our economy and shape the next american economic century. [applause] we will defend america from her enemies, and we will always support our brave men and women in uniform that are sacrificing so much for our security and liberty. we will expand freedom to the oppressed to ensure freedom at home for ourselves and we will stand steadfast with our allies in this endeavour, notably over deer ally, israel. [applause] and all those seeking to break off the shackles of oppression, be it in iran's green revolution or in a communist oppressed blends guzman revolution, or be it those who stand up to chavez or decastro in latin ame
are right by that water's edge and some of that fog a big cool down, if not nice for some, warm for others and really warm for many and especially over the coastal hills, 70s, 80s, 90s to 100 for santa clara valley and all over the place here for the peninsula, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s there could be temperatures really crashing later today but not before we get into warm conditions, much cooler weather into tuesday then inland areas cooler wednesday and everybody settles into a cooler pattern by the end of the week. >> it is 7:12. a new terror tactic, why al qaeda fanatics are being taught to pretend to be gay. >> thousands of workers paying more to light up. >> also a deal on the debt weeks ahead of a deadline, a former president could play a critical role. >>> good morning, sunshine and fog coming down the coast, so cooler coast, maybe bay, but still warm to hot inland with 90s to low 100s. >> 7:15, president obama will spend his independence day with military families joined by his family as they host a barbecue at the white house. tonight everyone will gather for a show, this is the fourth
for big businesses. >> if everybody else is willing to take on their sacred cows, i think it would be hard for the republicans to stand there and say that the tax break for corporate jets is sufficiently important. >> reporter: republican senator john cornyn fired back. >> what i'm concerned about is the president by not seriously putting a proposal forward but rather just criticizing those who have, will run it up against the deadline. >> reporter: meanwhile the people vying for the president's jobber were also hard at work this weekend. former utah governor jon huntsman barn stormed in new hampshire, which hosts the nation's first primary. minnesota representative michele bachmann was out in full force in iowa, six weeks ahead of the state's straw poll. she is running neck and neck with presumed front runner mitt romney, according to a recent state poll, and this weekend she tried to build on that nmomentu. lesser known candidate businessman herman cain, also tried to shore up support in the hawk why state, stumping at a godfather pizza, the company he used to run. the seoul african-amer
. and although i had seen her once before, the big time i saw her when i had the horseback riding accident and i broke my back and i was unconscious for a while and i was laid up for a little bit but as a kid fortunately, i healed and i'm moving around great. part of overcoming that is not believing the doctors when they said you should be glad you can walk. you're lucky you're not dead. well, yeah, sure but i wanted to do more and we kept going finally i had to go to a chiropractor to find somebody that said, okay, maybe exercise is okay. maybe you can try jogging, yeah, maybe you can do stuff to strengthen your back. boy, i latched onto that and i was into cheerleading and dancing and i felt great and i got my body back, just as you start to feel good life has a opportunity to slap you back down. i had some fun times, you know, cheerleading, did the tractor queen thing. i'm sure there's not a lot of people out there that would admit they were tractor queen if they ever were. i would have rather driven the tractor -- tractor queen, i'm the queen of the tractor nowadays they would probably let y
here, right here. they will start working it. working it. take a piece how big they want it. they work it and work it until it cuts into the metal. whatever they get toothpaste and soap, mix it up and layer it. anytime you come in here, they can see this and cover it up. two pieces that were used, came from here. that's why they started doing this. this is contraband now. >> although level 6 is on lockdown, we're allowed to talk to one inmate about the toll the new restrictions are taking. >> i haven't been able to visit with my sister or mother because of this thing that happened in the separate housing unit. it was two other inmates, had nothing to do with me. so,itis not right. it's a nuisance. it's annoying because i don't behave in a way that merits my suspension of privileges, visits, or do a lot of other guys for that matter but yet we're being punished collectively. two weeks ago, they came and took away our nail clippers. we weren't allowed access except on sunday night. if we needed to cut our nails, the corrections officer would give them to us and then take them back. we we
at the city's big 4th of july celebration. thousands are expected to gather tomorrow night on the embarcadero to watch the fireworks. final preparations made. crews loaded the shells for the independence fireworks. about 2,000 fireworks will be shot into the sky during the 20 minute show. >> we've always got new product every year. so wait and see, there's lots of nice stuff, supposedly saying nice clear sky. so it'll be fun and exciting. >> reporter: if you're planning to head to the city to watch the fireworks, police suggest you take public transit. if you take b.a.r.t. you can get off on the embarcadero station and you will be close to the event. for a list of all the fire work shows in the area, you can go to ktvu.com. >>> in oakland the temperature top 87 degrees. a light breeze provided just enough relief for those who were shopping at the farmer's market at jack lindon square. >>> in berkeley, folks made their way to shore for a day of fishing. the clear sky and nice weather led them to lift anchor and head out into the water. >>> janine de la vega tells us how the heat kept some peop
's a big chance the defense is taking to go after the father of the defendant. when have you ever seen that in in any trial in this country? and yet, baez diecided that he had to raise questions about george anthony so the jurors would go back to the deliberation room to say too many questions in this case to be certain enough to convict on first degree murder. somehow the duct tape got on caylee's mouth. baez is trying to plant the seed that maybe george anthony did it for some bizarre reason, who knows? but again, it isn't the defense burden to prove anything and if the jury has these free floating question marks, some anxieties about the burden of proof, that could be enough to get either not guilty or as was pointed out a couple of moments ago, a couple of hold up jurors who said i'm not going to convict casey anthony of first degree murder. there's not enough evidence to convince me beyond a reasonable doubt. >> great to see you this morning. thanks so much. happy fourth of july to you and to your viewers this morning, we want to let you know that at 8:30 eastern time, continuing
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for freed african-americans who were living in the washington area. and they would make a big effort to impress lincoln. they would dress in their finest clothes. the men often wearing civil war uniforms both the gray and the blue they had gotten from battlefields and they would line up and sing spirituals and entertain him with these spirituals and he was so moved to tears often that a lot of the people often thought that this deepened his commitment to abolition and to emancipation. just being in the presence of the african-americans who had been slaves and talking to them but especially what became sort of quasi religious ceremonies that he was the center of. and he was, of course, sort of a semi religious figure among many freed slaves in those days. >> host: what strikes me when you go through all the presidents and, of course, you mentioned them all is isolation. you have a lincoln and you have an andrew johnson who were pretty much indifferent. to the flight of people of african descent. >> guest: yes. >> host: pretty -- the other is a class-based oscillation because you had p
to be an american? not a big change when president obama came to office. what does that say to you? guest: remarkable continuity about something that is very important in defining this as a people. it does not seem to matter whether we have a democratic or republican president. we are patriotic nonetheless. host: james, pittsburg, republican line. caller: my comment is that you have to poll the younger crowd and they are the strongest and the fastest and most easily -- and it is easier for them to take in all the information they have take in. they are more alterable to become a soldier and not many of them are politically savvy. once they get into the war, they are generally -- most of the men i know that have come back especially from this war and from vietnam, they speak to the fact that they were fighting for its other. host: we will leave it there. guest: that is true. men who have had that experience in war talk about it that way. they also love their country. one of the things we see, it's a hard thing to take polls of soldiers because it's tough to do. but when you do, they are ve
, but never quite so close to default. since we've been accumulating a big national debt, congress has raised the debt ceiling just 78 times. since 1960 alone. since the nation's debt reached the $1 trillion mark in the early 1980s, look at how government borrowing has skyrocketed. climbing really at an ex exponential rate. how is $14 trillion in relation to how big the economy is. it's about 95% of the size of the whole economy. we're fast approaching rates not seen since way back in world war ii and the great depression. when the size of the debt limit and the national debt was actually bigger than our gdp. this is what economists call a debt crisis. america runs by borrowing money. right now, 38 cents is borrowed money. if the debt kreeling is not raised in time, the u.s. could default on some of the payments. that's the last thing we need, recovering from a recession. >> fomdominique strauss-kahn ma face new sexual assault charges even though the case in new york is falling apart. [ male announcer ] to the seekers of things which are one of a kind. the authentic, the rare, the hard to def
resorts there is enough for a big summer ski weekend, 4th of july. we're live now this afternoon. >> reporter: it doesn't look like it here, but there is so much snow that they can probably stay open a few more weeks if they wanted to. and for only the fourth time in the squaw valley 60 plus years of history they fired up lifts today for independence day. frequent winter storms made it possible. about a quarter of the total snowfall fell in just one 12-day period. the lower mountain is dirt and rocks, some of the runs at the top have better coverage today than in december. >> today, this morning i went water sking in lake tahoe. then, drove over here and then went skiing for an hour. two hours. it's been great. >> same outfit? yes. same bathing suit. >> this season we've shattered snowfall records, receiving 810 inches of snow. right now there is a six to 10 feet up top here with more in places. >> can you believe it? six to 10 feet, still. the ski season came to an end at 2:00 this afternoon. squaw valley is shifting to summer operations, not for a lack of snow but for a lack of
francisco's big 4th of july celebration. tens of thousands are expected to gather on the embarcadero to watch the fireworks. today at municipal pier at the foothill of van ness avenue, crews weries logged the shells for the pyrospectacular. organizers say about 2,000 fireworks will be shot into the sky during the 20-minute show. >> we have always got new products every year. so wait and see. there is a lot of nice stuff and clear skies. so it will be fun and exciting. >> clear skies is what we're hoping for. if you are planning to head to the city to see the fireworks, police suggest you take public transition. if you take bart, the closest station is the embarcadero bart station. we have an interactive man and you can find them on "the weekend extra tab," on ktvu.com. >>> a hazmat crew was sent to a hotel after i housekeeper's unusual discovery. the maid found what was first believed to be a mental lab n- at la quinta inn in berkeley. police say there were various powders in mixtures and containers. nearby rooms and corridors were evacuated as a precaution. the chemicals though tu
're still working to confirm that. elizabeth, you have been there. a big tourist destination. >> the water there is very deep and attracts a lot of deep-sea fishing. >>> elizabeth, now, to the latest on the explosive closing arguments in the casey anthony trial. a trial that has transfixed with some bizarre turns. judge belvin perry took the step of halting proceedings as the opposing attorneys lost their collective cool. >> reporter: good morning, josh. those closing arguments were rieflting. full of twists and turns. at one point the judge threatened to throw boft attorneys off the case and there's more to come this morning. >> there wasn't piece of duct tape over caylee's face. there were three. overlapping at angles. >> reporter: if you believe the prosecution, casey anthony was a party girl who wanted freedom at any cost. >> and she died because her mother decided that the life that she wanted was more important. >> reporter: if you believe the defense, she was a victim. >> casey reacts the way she does and lies because of the environment that she was brought up in. >> reporter: with
, texas, and is author of "the big sort." he has worked as a journalist. he and his wife owned and operated a weekly newspaper in texas, and they now co-edit a web publication covering rural america. we also have michael lind, a colleague of mine that the new american foundation -- at the new america foundation. he is the co-director of the economic growth program and the next social contract initiative duty is a very accomplished journalist -- contract initiatives. he is a very accomplished journalist as well. he writes frequently for the financial times, "the new york times." immediately to my right is james gimpel. his research includes areas of political behavior, political geography, and u.s. immigration policy. james is top-notch in these fields. i know from firsthand experience. his most recent book, relevant to today's conversation, is "our patchwork nation," published in 2010. having dispense with introductions. i want to start with gregory. tell us why we are here. >> to celebrate your birthday. >> thank you very much. turning 31 is really dramatic. the issue of socia
. >> the problem with a mini deal is we have a maxi problem. and the big problems aren't going to go away if you cut a mini deal. it just delays the moment of truth. i would say better noun then, but if we can't we'll take the savings we can get now and relitigate this as we get closer to the election. >> reporter: he also talked about concerns that people have that the president will bypass congress all together and just raise the debt level on his own. we'll have a fair & balanced debate on why some democrats say that may be their best option. that is coming up. also republicans who are running for president being asked to sign a strict commitment to reducing our debt. this is called the cut, cap and balance pledge, and those who don't sign their names are feeling the heat. doug mcelway is live in washington with 0 more on that. >> reporter: you're going to be hearing a lot about this plan to cut, cap and balance as the senate resumes its work tomorrow after the july 4th holiday. you'll probably hear a lot about it as the republican primary season heats up as well. some pundits say it may prov
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. maybe this is, maybe it's not, but the big issue is malcolm think someone can sit down and shut at. i.t. is becoming more of a gender democrat, but the part of that is one also has to have ethical and personal liking for women, that it can't be just an exclusively political. but to me, the sexual and erotic is standing in for the political and theological. i've got to say, i found -- i mean, i couldn't agree more about this issue of separating malcolm little from malcolm x dement themed attorney at malcolm x been one that's not just about race, but also about gender. i find precisely what you describe, melissa, as this place in which there is a kind of focus on men and the ideas of men to the exclusion to be like ho-hum in the sense that that is the space in which most powers exercised in the united states and i daresay many places, but that is exactly the character of the year that's what it looks like, that's what it feels like and whether it's the nation of islam, whether it's the democratic party for the republican party or any other very powerful organization, political science d
abduction is very big. that is why we know about the case the anthony case and trial. what are we trying to accomplish? are we trying to feed a market and have our cameras in the courtroom to satisfy the public. the purposes are you going to get to the right place. if you're concerned about transparency and secrecy, everyone has mentioned a variety of things that need to happen. we have did be really careful about there is cameras in the court room which is really about transparency. >> we should not ignore the demise of the traditional newspaper and the beat reporter. he is long gone. before long, newspapers will be gone. >> are the speakers on in the aisles? the microphones. we will find a good question out there for the panel. you need to go for a microphone and make sure they are on. >> maryland is the only state that has an absolute statued -- statutory bar on the protests coverage of criminal trials. the antecedent of that was a case in the 1920's presided over by a famous judge. the advantage of an absolute bar is found in the fact that same and money are hydraulic courses. once a
. >>> as "nightly news" continues for this holiday, a big week ahead for america's space program. the final shuttle launch scheduled for friday, and now nasa scientists are taking a new look back in time. >>> later, from great loss, great love. a family with many reasons to celebrate this fourth of july. do you often experience the feeling of a dry mouth? it can be the side effect of many medications. dry mouth can be frustrating... and ignoring it can lead to... sipping water can help, but dentists recommend biotene. biotene moisturizes and helps supplement some of saliva's enzymes, providing soothing relief when you need it most. don't ignore dry mouth... look for biotene in your oral care section today. this has been medifacts for biotene. didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit. and try our deliciously refreshing v8 v-fusion + tea. helps defends against occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas and bloating. with three strains of good bacteria to help balance your colon. you had me at "pr
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